Thursday, October 29, 2009

SharePoint 2010 New Features

Since the announcing of SharePoint 2010, SharePoint community has been buzzing with speculations on what the new version might offer. Here are the latest updates on SharePoint 2010 new features:

Overview

New User Interface including new Ribbon
Office 2007 style ribbon interface

Web Edit
Allows users to easily customize a site

Silverlight Web Part
Easy Silverlight solutions into SharePoint

Rich Theming
Few office-style themes, just like in Word and PowerPoint.

Multiple Browser Support
IE 7-8, Firefox and Safari. No news about Chrome and Opera

Visio Services
Lets you share data linked diagrams in real time

SharePoint Designer
Comes with a new UI, improved workflow and improved collaboration between designers

Business Connectivity Services (the evolution of the Business Data Catalog)
SharePoint Workspace
Incorporate offline-online synchronizations

Rich Media Support
No matter what type of rich media you’re using, SharePoint 2010 will make your life easier

IT Professional

Streamlined Central Administration
Way better organized Central Administration site

SharePoint Best Practices Analyzer
Farm health monitoring at its best with “Problems and Solutions” page

Usage Reporting and Logging
Consolidated logging and usage reporting capabilities

Large List Resource Throttling
Performance management of big lists of thousands and millions of items

Unattached Content Database Recovery
Allows temporary use of content databases, useful for recovery and restore purposes

Visual Upgrade
Easy migration from 2007 to 2010 while retaining the 2007 themes and UI

Developer

- Visual Studio 2010 SharePoint Tools
- Language Integrated (LINQ) for SharePoint
- Developer Dashboard
- Business Connectivity Services
- Client Object Model (OM)
- Silverlight Web Part

Courtesy: topsharepoint.com

Cheers,
--aaroh




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